512. Latent defect not discoverable by due diligence.

A defect in the ship1 herself or in her equipment and machinery, including refrigerating machinery, would generally mean that she was unseaworthy; and a failure on the part of the carrier2 or those for whom he is responsible3 to exercise due diligence in respect of this would amount to a breach of the duty imposed by the Hague-Visby Rules4 and prevent the exceptions established by those Rules